Lessons Learned

Jun 8, 2019  |  Articles

A Brief History of the Founding of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC)

The following is a transcript of the speech I gave to individuals who attended our SCRC 20th Anniversary Event this past April 2019.  It covers a bit about what motivates our team and how this organization evolved to what it […]

Apr 3, 2019  |  Articles

Discussion with Tim Cummins Captured on Video

I had a fantastic conversation with Tim Cummins of IACCM in a videotaped webinar yesterday, and we discussed some of the many elements that surround contract risk.  The link to the video is available to all. Much of Tim’s discussion […]

Apr 9, 2018  |  Articles

Excess and Obsolete Inventory: An Outcome of a Series of Unfortunate Events!

Inventory continues to be a problem for many companies.   In particular, inventory that is considered “Excess and Obsolete” often accumulates and has to be dealt with – often at the end of the fiscal year.  During tax season, this is also […]

Jul 30, 2013  |  Articles

Global Logistics, Q&A with John Camp, Lenovo

Questions and Answers on Global Logistics, with John Camp, Lenovo Big Issues in Global Logistics Rob Handfield (Co-Director of SCRC): Hi, I’m here with John Camp, director of logistic solutions and transformation at Lenovo. John manages a lot of the […]

Jul 30, 2013  |  Articles

The Evolution of Supply Management, Q&A with Dave Nelson

Questions and Answers on the Evolution of Supply Management with Dave Nelson Rob Handfield (Co-Director of SCRC): Well, we’re here today at the SCRC Meeting, meeting here with Dave Nelson. Dave has been a distinguished colleague of mine for many […]

Jul 30, 2013  |  Articles

The Global Economy, Q&A with Jason Schenker, Prestige Economics, LLC

Question and Answers on the Global Economy, with Jason Schenker, Prestige Economics, LLC What’s Happening in the Global Economy? Rob Handfield (Co-Director of SCRC): I’m here with Jason Schenker, president of Prestige Economics, LLC. Jason is a regular speaker at […]

Apr 27, 2012  |  Articles

Demand Forecasting: A Cross Discipline Perspective Part II: Probabilistic and Ensemble Forecasting

In forecasting for demand there are two predominant methods of modeling available: deterministic and probabilistic. Normally just saying the names of these techniques is enough to turn someone off from the topic, however, it is important to understand the strengths […]

Apr 26, 2012  |  Articles

Demand Forecasting: A Cross Discipline Perspective Part I: Model Output Statistics (MOS)

This paper will highlight some of the numerical modeling techniques used in weather forecasting that can be applied to improve business forecasting. Demand and weather forecasting are comparable in so much as they are both complex environments in which many […]

Jun 29, 2006  |  Articles

Current Trends in Production Labor Sourcing: Conclusion

PART 1: Findings 1-3 PART 2: Findings 4-7 PART 3: Findings 8-10 PART 4: Conclusion PLS is a fast emerging trend in the management of semi-skilled production labor. It is perceived by “Best-in-Class” manufacturing companies to be a critical element […]

Jun 22, 2006  |  Articles

Current Trends in Production Labor Sourcing: Findings 8-10

PART 1: Findings 1-3 PART 2: Findings 4-7 PART 3: Findings 8-10 PART 4: Conclusion PLS is a fast emerging trend in the management of semi-skilled production labor. It is perceived by “Best-in-Class” manufacturing companies to be a critical element […]